The Postdigital Divide: Why Businesses Should Support the Empowered Employee in the Network Economy

The Postdigital Divide: Why Businesses Should Support the Empowered Employee in the Network EconomyPosted by John Hagel, Suketu Gandhi and Giovanni Rodriguez on February 17, 2012

Deloitte article in Forbes instigates debate in the Human Capital community

At a time when most of the world is struggling to keep people employed, a small but growing number of leaders in the private and public sector are providing employees with new rules and tools for getting ahead. The reason: Savvy leaders are beginning to see that these new rules and tools — the “postdigital” technologies and best practices that are equipping employees to outperform their peers — allow businesses to see employees not as costs to be managed, but as assets that help grow the top and bottom line.

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BYOD: Another Sign of the Postdigital Times

BYOD: Another Sign of the Postdigital Times Posted by Rob Underwood on September 5, 2012

We’ve talked about the postdigital enterprise here on the blog before—how people and their technology tools are becoming increasingly interconnected and how five disruptive forces (social, mobility, analytics, cloud and cyber intelligence) are converging to reshape the marketplace and the expectations of customers and employees. It’s relevant here because so much of what we’re seeing can have an impact on HR. For example, our recent Deloitte study, Devices, Consumption and the Digital Landscape, looks at trends in technology, telecommunications and media. Though not a strictly “HR study,” what it reveals has some decidedly HR-related implications.

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Staking HR’s Claim to Social Media

Staking HR's Claim to Social MediaPosted by Stephen Redwood on July 24, 2012

It’s hard to imagine that anyone working in business today hasn’t felt the effects of the powerful and disruptive technology forces that are changing the way we work, play and even live. There’s a new melding of people and technology in this Postdigital™ world, with the pentagon of social, mobility, analytics, cloud and cyber intelligence technologies converging to create Postdigital Enterprises. The boundaries of the postdigital playing field are still being established, making now the time for HR to put its stake in the ground, particularly in the area of social media.

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